Hello, I was running FSX for a long time on my 3 year old machine now and by the time I installed some addons (REX essentials + Overdrive, PMDG 737NGX, Fs2Crew, GEX, UTX, Aerosoft airports). After all the painful searching for the best tweaks and settings to get the most out of my old Phenom 2 X4 B50 (3,1GHz), I came to the decision to buy a new mainboard and cpu (ASUS Sabertooth 990Fx R2.0 and AMD FX8350 8 core cpu 4.0GHz)
Before I was getting around 10-15fps in the 737NGX at aerosoft ELLX on the ground, graphics sliders at 60% avg, road and airport traffic at 0%, air traffic at 20%.
Ok, built in the new chip, reinstalled Win7, installed FSX and raised the graphics settings by an amount of 5% only to see if there was a major difference. Well not really... at the same airport in the same aircraft (NGX), my frames start at 20 and suddenly they drop down below 15 and even 10 at times, mostly when the aircraft is moving.
Now I'm asking myself, did I something wrong, is there a configuration that's missing or is there something wrong with my new cpu? You can't tell me that a 4 GHz cpu which is capable of handling 8 threads at a time gets slaughtered by a 6 year old software with graphic settings not even at 3/4.
If someone's familiar with this AMD chip I'd be glad if you could give me some advice if possible. And please not such stuff like "should've bought an i7".
I'd be very thankful..
EDIT: my system at the moment (Running FSX on 2 displays at 3840 x 1080)
OS: Win 7 Home 64bit
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990Fx R2.0
CPU: AMD FX8350 4.0 GHz
Graphics Card: ASUS EAH 6870 1GB
RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX 1333MHz (4x 2GB)